VCNV are a peace group who formed 3 years ago to work in solidarity with non-violent Afghan peace makers. Our work is inspired and in collaboration with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul.
Here’s what we’ve recently been up to:
Afghan Peace Conference 11th October 2014
The Forgotten War & Britain’s Legacy
The conference included Afghan activists, drone researchers, military experts and environmental campaigners who addressed the legacy Britain will leave. There was also a line up of exciting and dynamic workshops which includes: working with the Afghan diaspora; joining the dots; Afghan women and health care; and the Kabul street kids photo project. Read more here.
Fly Kites NOT Drones 21-23 March 2014
A campaign launched by VCNV in collaboration with Afghan activists to highlight the fear and dread armed drones bring to the people of Afghanistan.
Events up and down the UK, Kabul, the US and Europe.
The Afghan Peace Volunteers flew kites in solidarity, see their short and fun video.
The promotional short video of the Fly Kites Not Drones campaign.
Delegations to Kabul
2015 Delegation to Kabul
As British troops officially withdraw from Afghanistan we visited Kabul to witness what kind of state the country is now in. Mary Dobbing, Maya Evans and Henrietta Cullinan stayed over Christmas and into the 2015 New Year.
2014 Maya Evans returns safely from Afghanistan after a 3 month stay in Kabul
Read her latest blog: Mother Mariam and Habib
January 2014 Ewa Jasiewicz visits Kabul See her blogs
And also APV send a message of solidarity to Barton Moss anti fracking
2013 Peace Delegation Returns from Afghanistan
Janey Moffatt and Beth Tichborne returned safely from Afghanistan having spent 2 weeks in Kabul as part of the 3rd UK peace delegation to the country.
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VCNVUK was inspired by the United States organisation Voices for Creative Non Violence, established by Kathy Kelly.